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Dermal Fillers FAQ's

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances injected under the skin to help smooth lines, wrinkles, and restore lost volume, giving your face a younger, fresher appearance.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that keeps our skin hydrated and looking plump. It’s like the body's internal moisturiserer. In dermal fillers, it helps to fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissues.

How do dermal fillers and Hyaluronic Acid work together?

When injected, dermal fillers containing Hyaluronic Acid act like a sponge, soaking up water and expanding. This plumps up your skin from the inside, smoothing out lines and wrinkles, and adding volume where needed.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The effects of dermal fillers can last between 6 to 18 months, but this can vary from person to person. Factors like the type of filler used, where it's injected, and how your body reacts can all affect how long results last.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, dermal fillers are generally considered safe. They've been widely used for many years. However, like any medical treatment, they can have side effects, such as bruising or swelling. Always ensure a qualified professional is performing the procedure.

Can dermal fillers be removed?

Yes, most dermal fillers based on Hyaluronic Acid can be dissolved if you're not happy with the results. A medical professional can inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase that safely breaks down the filler.

What is the recovery time for dermal filler treatments?

Typically, recovery is quick - most people can return to their normal activities straight away. Some minor side effects like redness, swelling, or tenderness can occur but usually disappear within a few days.

Are there any alternatives to dermal fillers?

Yes, other treatments like Botox, laser resurfacing, or chemical peels can also help combat signs of aging. What’s right for you will depend on your individual needs and circumstances.

Can anyone get dermal fillers?

Most adults in good health can get dermal fillers. However, they may not be suitable for everyone. If you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain health conditions or allergies, you should consult with a professional before getting dermal fillers.

Remember to always consult with a qualified aesthetician or medical professional before choosing any type of treatment. It's important to discuss your goals, potential risks and benefits, and pre- and post-treatment care.

Anti-wrinkle injections FAQ's

What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are treatments that help smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. These are often made from a purified protein that temporarily relaxes facial muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections work?

They work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract, which makes wrinkles relax and soften, giving a smoother appearance to your skin.

What areas can be treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

These injections are typically used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. However, they can also be used in other areas based on your specific needs and consultation with a professional.

How long do Anti-Wrinkle Injections last?

The effects of anti-wrinkle injections typically last between 3 to 6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again.

Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections safe?

Yes, when administered by a qualified professional, these injections are generally safe. Some people may experience side effects like bruising or temporary weakness in the treated muscles, but these usually resolve quickly.

What does the treatment process look like?

The treatment involves a few small injections directly into the muscles of the face. It's relatively quick, typically taking about 10-15 minutes, and requires minimal downtime.

Is the treatment painful?

Most people describe it as a slight pinch or prick. The needles used are very fine, and a numbing cream can be used to reduce any discomfort.

How much do Anti-Wrinkle Injections cost?

The cost of anti-wrinkle injections can vary based on several factors, including the extent of the treatment area and the professional administering the treatment. It's best to discuss this in a consultation.

Are there alternatives to Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Yes, alternatives include dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments, and skincare products. The best choice depends on your individual needs and skin goals.

Who is a good candidate for Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Generally, anyone in good health who wants to address signs of aging can consider anti-wrinkle injections. However, they may not be suitable for everyone. If you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain medical conditions or allergies, always consult a professional first.